Exodus 20:16

“Thou shalt not beare false witnes against thy neighbour.”

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Other Translations

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- King James Version

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not give false witness against your neighbour.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
- Webster's Bible

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not answer against thy neighbour a false testimony.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(20:13) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:16


20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness - This forbids, Speaking falsely in any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising and designing to deceive our neighbour. Speaking unjustly against our neighbour, to the prejudice of his reputation; And (which is the highest offence of both these kinds put together) Bearing false witness against him, laying to his charge things that he knows not, either upon oath, by which the third commandment, the sixth or eighth, as well as this, are broken, or in common converse, slandering, backbiting, tale - bearing, aggravating what is done amiss, and any way endeavouring to raise our own reputation upon the ruin of our neighbor's.


Discussion for Exodus 20

  • James Peter Fisher
    The ten commandments is without a doubt the word of god that became flesh and dwelt among us our perfect righteoussness
  • Brad Watson, Miami
    The 4th Commandment is "Keep the 7th day holy". This is a BIG example of GOD 7 4 Theory. Sabbath 7 letters Shabbat 7 Shabbos 7 is the seventh 7 day.
  • Bruce
    The swelling of The Belly is Kwashiorkor,The Body Retaining Water, in The Feet, Legs, Arms etc. Is Oedema. Has Nothing to do with The Bread.
  • David Conley
    My thought on this curse is a medical one. Those who have been seriously deprived of protein will lose much weight. Then when followed with water and carbohydrates (the bread) causes swelling of the abdomen, as witnessed by seeing starving children in Africa. Again this is based merely on my medical education, NOT on a vast knowledge of Bible curses.
  • Kory Murray
    This is God's truth. The way to peace.It is good to read the bible for all aspects of our lives. The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth. If there are any problems in our lives, we need to think if a godly way to correct them. It is all written in the scriptures. Which one of us by worrying can add one cubic to our stature? Remember to pray like Jesus taught " in this manner".There is a order
  • BSP
    Verse 5~Jehovah God requires exclusive devotion. We must give him our whole-hearted devotion and worship.

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